Chances are good that you or someone in your life got a new PC, laptop, tablet, phone, or other device this holiday season. If you’re going to recycle, donate, or dispose of an old device, help protect your privacy by removing your personal information first.
You can do this yourself, or you can have an authorized refurbisher do it for you.
Read our step-by-step guide on how to back up your files and choose which method of erasing your hard drive is right for you: How to more safely dispose of computers and other devices.
Also, get information about how to recycle hardware, packaging, and batteries.